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This review is from: The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: From Lady Mary's Crab Canapés to Mrs. Patmore's Christmas Pudding - More Than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs (Hardcover)
I bought this as a surprise present for my wife and it went down a treat!
It contains lots of interesting recipes from the period most of which with ingredients that you could find in your local supermarket. Some are slightly more exotic including recipes for pigeon, rabbit, lobster, oysters and even turtle!
Coupled with this each recipe is accompanied by a few paragraphs detailing some of the surrounding history of the dish and the setting in which it was served.
Finally using both the historical anecdotes and the dish itself these are wrapped up in a description of how they would fit into the Downton abbey world.
The book shows great attention to detail and provides many facets that make it an interesting read. The recipes are clearly written too and seem simple to follow.
Well recommended whether you are a fan of the show or not, this is an excellent and interesting cookery book.